2012 college graduates get crash course in job-seeking

If you go stand in the middle of a college job fair, you can virtually breathe the economic tension. The numbers just don’t add up for most of this year’s college graduates. Tuition is increasing. Student loan debt is climbing. Unemployment is receding only at a glacial pace. Jobs in some majors are rarer than 80-degree May days in Portland.  … Consider John Boylston, 27, a Westmont College and University of Southern California law school graduate who grew up in Washington County. He finished law school on the front end of the recession, requiring him to take the long, slow route to a Portland job. more

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